On November 19, 2008 05-5 Belleview CPSO Sherri West and CPSO Theresa A King, along with local law enforcement conducted a plain view search of an offender’s residence. Located on the offender’s nightstand in plain view was a loaded 9 mm handgun and one “cookie” of cocaine. Additionally, an open box sitting next to the night stand contained cocaine, marijuana, scales and baggies.
Local law enforcement then secured the residence, contacted the local drug unit, and a search warrant was obtained by them. A total seizure at the offender’s residence yielded five handguns, 2.32 ounces of powder cocaine, 2.85 ounces of crack cocaine, 8.81 pounds of marijuana, $13,422 in U.S. currency, .58 ounces of ecstasy, 62 Alprazolam pills and one 6 ton shop press used for cocaine distribution.
Just another example of how our probation officers are ensuring public safety.